The Winter weather has already gotten tedious, yet it has only been Winter-like since Sunday. It was that freezing rain that has wreaked havoc on my week and made me Winter weary. Also, it was week #2 of my boss being away so I had planned a leisurely walk for every day this week. Well, I had to kiss that agenda goodbye, because, instead I was shoveling snow, or tippy-toeing around my home’s ice-slickened sidewalks and driveway.
Of course, in the cold but dry weather, I was “all about” wearing those new hiking boots, but when I went out with my shovel to tackle the ice in the driveway this morning, I took a quick gander up and down the street and sidewalks, and, despite the mild temperature, there were still slick and shiny patches of ice everywhere. Yup, false bravado for wearing those boots, but the time will come … the Winter (unfortunately) has a few more months to hang around.
I wonder about my furry and feathered friends I’ve seen along the way all these months. I even worry a bit how that goose in the above picture is faring. He hissed and carried on so much when one of his brethren scarfed down that hunk of bread before he could snatch it up, which was extremely bad manners, of course.
I’ve felt a little lost this past week. I’ve been walking almost daily since the Spring, and not only was the morning constitutional missing, but my boss was missing as well. He has been on two weeks’ vacation and he had left me no work to do. It’s been a treat with all the spare time, but, it caused my days to be a little loosey-goosey, so I’ll welcome a return to normalcy soon.
In fact, I’m still all turned around on what day it is since the weekdays and weekends have somehow all morphed together since Christmastime.
As I write this post, it is pouring raining – maybe I’ll awake tomorrow to find the bare cement again, then off I will go.
And … if that not-so-nice-ice remains, I will devise a Plan “B”.